Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Strange Morning

I found out this morning that I've mislaid my weekly travelcard somewhere. Not in itself a huge problem, but a bit of a nuisance when you only discover this at the London Bridge ticket barrier. Many thanks to the kind revenue protection officer who advised me of the usual fine, but decided to let me through regardless.

Anyway, the morning has just got even stranger. Browsing through the papers, I've found an article by Tim 'nae' Luckhurst - an unlamented former editor of The Scotsman, who now churns out base, boilerplate criticisms of Scotland and the Scots more generally for the madder fringes of the English press. This time, his target is Scottish Labour leader presumptive Wendy Alexander and to my surprise, despite being intended as a 'polemic', I actually agree with most of what he says.

In the meantime, congratulations to Ms Alexander on her elevation. I dare say I'll blog a bit more on her and her party over the next day or so once my own thoughts are a bit clearer, but for the moment, I'll leave you to Mr Luckhurst and his newly found clarity on such matters. Mind you, doesn't even a stopped clock manage to get it right twice a day?

3 comments:

The Wilted Rose said...

Excellent post, Richard; you're one of my favourite SNP blogs (I made sure you're on my Blogroll); and Luckhurst's article tells us a lot about the personality of Gordon Brown! And Labour can never have a contest for leadership anywhere...

I've already commented on my blog on this subject at length!

http://thewiltedrose.wordpress.com/2007/08/17/the-friday-view-browns-new-crony-and-rewards-for-failure/

belle said...

leave poor Tim alone ...

Richard Thomson said...

Thanks, Wilted - I'll keep an eye on your blog from now on.

Ach, Belle, Tim's a big boy - these days a Professor of Journalism no less. I'm sure he'll be able to cope with anything I can write about him :-)